Folder level comments and tasks
Being able to comment or assign a task on an entire folder would be easier than @mentioning a user on one file and referencing 3 or 4 other ones. It would be helpful to assign a task to someone on an entire folder (and not leave that sort of information in the folder description).
We understand the request, but unfortunately this is not on the near-term roadmap. We will be exploring improvements and enhancements to Tasks in the next 1-2 years and will take this into consideration when we do.
Agree- I would like to put the request in for the Box Task to be added at the folder level as well.
Admineumenhofer (Admin, Box) commented
At this time, we can't build folder level structures for tracking comments. If I want a track a customer's record at the folder level, I can't have a running comment stream on that customer unless I create a ghost document to hold the comments. It's the exact same reason you want cascading metadata, it's because many use cases happen at the folder, NOT file level.
Robert Landry commented
Not being able to comment on folders is simply counterintuitive.
We collect a set of data on a patient and need to comment to have it reviewed by a mentor. For Example: "These are the 6 month follow up files for patient X" The mentor's task is to review ALL the files within the 6 month follow up file and give feedback to the uploader. It would be great to comment on the whole folder (the follow up as a whole) rather than small little conversations on individual files.
As an example today, I received a tender request, it has a lot of files, which I put in a tender folder, and I would like to task the folder to a person.
Strongly endorse this functionality.